Unsuspected rickettsioses among patients with acute febrile illness, Sri Lanka, 2007.

Journal Article (Academic Article)

We studied rickettsioses in southern Sri Lanka. Of 883 febrile patients with paired serum samples, 156 (17.7%) had acute rickettsioses; rickettsioses were unsuspected at presentation. Additionally, 342 (38.7%) had exposure to spotted fever and/or typhus group rickettsioses and 121 (13.7%) scrub typhus. Increased awareness of rickettsioses and better tests are needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reller, ME; Bodinayake, C; Nagahawatte, A; Devasiri, V; Kodikara Arachichi, W; Strouse, JJ; Flom, JE; Østbye, T; Woods, CW; Dumler, JS

Published Date

  • May 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 825 - 829

PubMed ID

  • 22516455

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid1805.111563


  • English